Wednesday, February 23, 2011

scattered with the wind

scattered in the landscape
the puzzles have been cut from the ground
these figures are symbolic
of the chaotic world in which whole become holes
the juicy bits of grass stick to the mud
stress queues up right in front
each puzzled hole gets a share

"rose tinted glasses can break, 
but not the whole holes"

24 comments:

Tumblewords: said...

This may be my favorite! Provocative and powerful.

Fear Not the Darkness but What lies Within said...

Sheilagh Lee said truly powerful words .

Old Altonian said...

There's a lot of hole digging going on at the moment - this strong piece reflects our concerns.

jaerose said...

Yes, great imagery and comment..another very strong piece..Jae

Mariya Koleva said...

It's fascinating! "whole - hole" Thanks for sharing it with us!

Suz said...

I too liked the whole-hole

fragmented by stress
I know this breaking asunder
wonderful poem
and thank you for your kind comment

Gaurang Rao said...

very true and a strong one

jabblog said...

Very powerful on many levels.

Trellissimo said...

Symbolic chaos... that's a jigsaw.

Tess Kincaid said...

Excellent.

sharplittlepencil said...

Beautiful use of the prompt words. Very much in tune with our world at this moment... on a precipice, trying to fit the pieces together.

Peace, Amy
http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/finally-fit-3ww-abc/

Kristen Haskell said...

Powerful line - chaotic world in which wholes become holes. I've read your work before but I realized I missed a lot so I will follow so that doesn't happen again.

Lyn said...

What a good pairing..whole, holes..very stong images!

ThomG said...

I agree, another strong piece that just begs for a read - and re-reading.

Martin H. said...

I love the startling image "...of the chaotic world in which whole become holes..."

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Sue J said...

'The chaotic world in which whole becomes holes' Love it! Nice Magpie.

Anonymous said...

just loved it, the way you mixed both themes and created a brilliant poem.

trisha
http://sharmishthabasu.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/stress/

120 Socks said...

Loved it from the title!

Margaret said...

Each hole gets some stress... and hard to repair!

Rekha said...

Sadly, a little chaos needed to find order...lovely world

Kavita said...

The sad truths of life.. no?!
Good one, Gautami..

"the chaotic world in which whole become holes" -- really liked this line.. very profound!

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

what an observant take on the prompt.
we are all connected..one pull here means a push there and a shift here

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

love it.

scattered yet beautiful.

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